Friday, 27 June 2014


    Masterplan, 2014 Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 80 cm.


    Me and the Farmer, 2014 Acrylic on 12" Single Sleeve. 
    31 x 31 cm.


    No Thugs In Our House, 2014 Acrylic and paper on LP
    Sleeve. 31 x 31 cm.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

    Rip It Up, 2014 Acrylic on canvas. 84.5 x 55.5 cm


    No 6, 2013 Acrylic on canvas. 84.5 x 66.5 cm 


Sunday, 9 June 2013



    Take It Or Leave It, 2013 Acrylic on canvas. 
    Two panels, 160 x 80 cm overall.


    Mother Nature's Son, 2013 Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 80 cm.


    Nothing Ever Happens, 2013 Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 74.5 cm 

    Comic Mash Up at Orbital. www.orbitalcomics.com






Thursday, 9 May 2013



Orbital Comics presents a solo exhibition of new works by Carl Stimpson. The show runs until Wednesday 12th June so please come and have a look. All are welcome to come along to the private view which is on Saturday 1st June at 7 pm. 


The wand and lasso are no longer the reserve of magicians and cowboys.  In this age of digital tools it has never been easier to splice and merge, in order to create montage and composite images.  These tools (and a box of others) make it easy to achieve seamless results, but the ability to create interesting melded and mashed imagery remains a true challenge.

Carl Stimpson’s analog painting practice has, over the last six years, focused on producing strange new narratives from a host of cut and pasted comic book images.

Femme fatales, explosions, comical characters and Japanese heroines from Belgian comics, to name but a few, are sourced and blended in his work.   Source materials, including the works of cartoonists; F. Bergese, Philippe Berthet, Dan DeCarlo, Frank Frazetta, Herge, Edgar P. Jacobs, Jack Kirby and Roger Leloup, provide visual information that is appropriated by Stimpson to create his own compositions.  The viewer’s attention switches between boyish interests of fast cars and fighter planes and the more adult and alluring depiction of voluptuous women.   Stimpson deftly composes these paintings, turning complicated mixtures into final works that feel as though they have always existed.  The leftfield text included in his paintings serves to disconcert and intrigue the viewer.

The pulp aesthetic of comic book art demands, in the first instance, only a superficial analysis from the viewer.  In recent works Stimpson has looked beyond the graphic quality of his source material in order to explore the print processes used to create it.  New paintings incorporate a subtle layering of primary colour washes; this involved technique serves as a simulation of the means by which the original images were produced.

The digital paintbrush is considered to be a relatively crude tool, yet in the hands of this painter its analog equivalent is used sensitively and deftly.  Stimpson’s work reflects a painterly aptitude, a long-standing love of the comic book medium and a broad, deepening knowledge of its history.  His paintings are peculiar, beguiling and entertaining.

For more information please visit www.orbitalcomics.com

Wednesday, 23 January 2013















Pearl's Cafe, 2012 Acrylic on canvas. Diptych 140.5 x 25.5 cm. Painted for issue 29 of The Illustrated Ape magazine: www.theillustratedape.com
























For Tomorrow, 2012 Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 80 cm.


















Skipper (Jimmy's), 2012 Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 70 cm.  Sold


Sunday, 23 September 2012

  Autobahn, 2012 Acrylic on canvas. 63 x 63 cm £POA.

  Autobahn II, 2012 Acrylic on canvas. 63 x 63 cm £POA.

  Autobahn III, 2012 Acrylic on canvas. 63 x 63 cm £POA.

  For Nadene, 2012 Acrylic on paper.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


   Aztec Camera, 2012 Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 80 cm £POA.


   Aztec Camera II, 2012 Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 74.5 cm £POA.


   Aztec Camera III, 2012 Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 74.5 cm £POA.


   Human League, 2012 Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 80 cm £POA.


Friday, 20 January 2012


...In Vain, 2011 Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 74.5 cm £POA.


Straighten Out, 2011 Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 80 cm £POA.

Saturday, 15 October 2011


Terrell, 2011 Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 74.5 cm £POA.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


Tom, 2011 Acrylic on canvas. 50 x 74.5 cm.


On July 20th 2010, Maymunah Hussain, a pupil at Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School, lost her battle with Leukaemia at Great Ormond Street Hospital, shortly after her fifth birthday.

Her family would like to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in their daughter’s memory.

An exhibited and auction based on the theme of ‘cats’ is to be held in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Featuring the work of seventeen Artists and Designers, including ’Tom’ by Carl Stimpson Details of the auction will follow. For more information please visit www.giantcatproject.com

Thank you for you time, Carl.